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The Qatsi Trilogy

“The World of Apu” is a bimonthly, diverse, and multilingual online film magazine which explores film cultures from around the world. Below you can find my analysis on the Qatsi trilogy. A cinematic statement about civilisation, technology, nature, and the relationship among the three. A trilogy left behind in the shadow cast by blockbusters, forgotten by time,Continue reading “The Qatsi Trilogy”

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Bad Santa (2003): Comedy / Crime / Drama

A miserable thief and his angry sidekick keep posing as Santa and elf to con people but their Christmas Eve job goes terribly wrong. Watch the unrated version! Right off the bat, Billie Bob’s monologue! This is when you know exactly what you sign up for; ‘an eating, drinking, shi*ing, f*ing Santa Claus’! Billie BobContinue reading “Bad Santa (2003): Comedy / Crime / Drama”

Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)

“The World of Apu” is a bimonthly, diverse, and multilingual online film magazine which explores film cultures from around the world. Below you can find my analysis on a few international films, not particularly well-known ones, that have spawned renowned Hollywood successes (whether critical or commercial). Maybe I can get you to watch either orContinue reading “Original vs Remake: Hollywood’s Need to Retell the Story (or the Lack Thereof)”

Trick ‘r Treat (2007): Comedy / Horror

Demons, witches, pranks going wrong, werewolves, serial killers and a virgin, all happen in a small town’s Halloween night. Jack O’ Lantern’s favourite comedy/horror. Writer/Director Michael Dougherty offers great home entertainment by blending scared kids, horny teenagers, and mentally deranged adults in a non-linear narrative horror with plenty of laughs, quirky performances, snappy editing, andContinue reading “Trick ‘r Treat (2007): Comedy / Horror”

Indie, Low Budget, and Utterly Mind-Bending

“The World of Apu” is a bimonthly, diverse, and multilingual online film magazine which explores film cultures from around the world. Below you can read my article on my personal top 5 indie, low budget and utterly mind-bending films (as the homonymous title dictates). I hope you enjoy it. Indie, Low Budget, and Utterly Mind-Bending

Adapting 300: Mise en scène & Visual Effects

“The World of Apu” is a bimonthly, diverse, and multilingual online film magazine which explores film cultures from around the world. Below you can find my analysis on the adaptation of Zack Snyder’s film 300 (2006), and the creative choices behind framing and visual effects. Adapting 300: Mise en scène & Visual Effects

Found Footage: Chronicles of Horror, Realism, and Case Studies

“The World of Apu” “The World of Apu” is a bimonthly, diverse, and multilingual online film magazine which explores film cultures from around the world. Below you can find my analysis on the origins, the decades of contestation, the development and expansion, the impact, and the current status of the found footage horror subgenre. IContinue reading “Found Footage: Chronicles of Horror, Realism, and Case Studies”

City of God (2002): Crime / Drama

Through the eyes of a young, aspiring photographer, the “favelas” of Rio unfold stories of drugs, guns, kingpins, and gang wars where always the innocent paying the price. 4 Oscars nominations, 66 wins, another 38 nominations, top-rated movies #21 (IMDb, 2019). If it wasn’t for The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)Continue reading “City of God (2002): Crime / Drama”

Exam (2009): Mystery / Thriller

Eight chosen contenders competing for the same position are locked in a highly respectable company’s exam room for the final test which is nothing like they have seen or experienced before. A one-location, British psychological thriller that delves into the human psyche, and infiltrates man’s darkest thoughts. A prime example of a low-budget thriller thatContinue reading “Exam (2009): Mystery / Thriller”

The Wrestler (2008): Drama / Sport

An aging professional wrestler, with an unsuitable for him part-time job, is forced to quit wrestling, forget his past glory, and find a way to cope in a world outside the ring. You know why reviews can be harsh sometimes? Because of films like this one. Shot with a micro-budget of $6,000,000, “The Wrestler” isContinue reading “The Wrestler (2008): Drama / Sport”